The first trailer for Steve McQueen’s Shame has gone online. It does a strong job of conveying the despair and melancholy of Brandon, its sexually-addicted protagonist (played brilliantly by Michael Fassbender), and showcasing the thoughtful and gorgeous cinematography. I also appreciate that the trailer is able to adequately represent the tone of the film without having to go red-band and show the sexually-explicit material. Shame is packed with sex but none of it is titillating, which is the point since we’re meant to experience how joyless and meaningless it’s become for Brandon.
Hit the jump to check out the international trailer. The film also stars Carey Mulligan and James Badge Dale. Shame opens in limited release on December 2nd.
Trailer via Blackfilm.